frighten/scare the life out of

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Definition of frighten/scare the life out of

informal
: to frighten (someone) very badly You (nearly) scared the life out of me when you startled me like that!

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“Frighten/scare the life out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frighten%2Fscare%20the%20life%20out%20of. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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